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from new york, denver los angeles and washington. president obama and governor romney faced off tonight in the first of three debates before election day on november 6th. domestic policy was in focus during the 90-minute showdown at the university of denver. the platform gave govern romney an opportunity to reignite his campaign which has suffered some this summer. they sparred across a range of issues. >> there's a various done of small businesses across the country saying what's the effect of obamacare in your hiring plans. three quarters said it makes us less likely to hire people. i just don't know how the president could come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment and economic crises at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> the irony is that we've seen this model work really well, in massachusetts. because govern romney did a good thing, working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model, and as a consequence,
," the second presidential debate. >> governor romney does not have a five-point plan. he has a one-point plan. governor romney feels comfortable having politicians and washington is setting the health-care choices for women. >> every woman in america should have access to contraceptives, and the president's statement of my policy is totally wrong. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact, sir -- >> a few laughs at the al smith and dinner in new york. >> i am well rested after the night-long at the first debate. >> so little time, so much to redistribute. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is a close race. at week's end, a national gallup poll gave mitt romney his largest lead so far. the president was looking good in the battleground states of iowa and wisconsin, however. this on the heels of the second presidential debate. the president showed up for this one and it was. a lively. >> have you looked at your pension? mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >>
university in washington, d.c. president obama and governor romney clashed in the second of three debates before election kay on november 6th, intense pressure on both candidates but especially the president. his poor showing in the first debate shifted the momentum of the race. the a gallup poll earlier today put governor romney ahead 50 to 46 nationally, the campaigns have been focusing closely on a select few battleground states, including florida, ohio and virginia, tonight the candidates engage in a stir irs of heated exchanges on stage, joining me in new york, jon meacham, the author of the forthcoming book thomas jefferson, and mark halperin of time magazine and john heilemann of time magazine. >> albert hunt, executive editor of bloomberg news and david leonhardt the bureau chief of "the new york times", joining us shortly from washington, katty kay of bbc world news of america, and slate magazine, we have a really fascinating group of people here to talk about what was a remarkable debate. i begin first with al hunt. >> charlie, if the barack obama who was on stage at hofstra ha
. florida and washington dc, president obama and governor romney faced each other in the third and final debate. many saw this as the defining moment for each of the candidate before americans make their decision on election day november 6th, next two weeks will be devoted to mobilizing voters in key battleground states, ohio in particular shaping up to be an election decider, although as cbs news poll this morning showed the president maintains an advantage there, governor romney is gaining, tonight in boca raton, florida the focus was on foreign policy, both candidate also pressed on their domestic policy talking points. >> governor romney i am glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat, because a few month ago when asked was is the biggest geo political face facing america you said russia. >> russia indicated is a geo political foe. >> excuse me, as the geo political foe and i said in the same paragraph i said and iran is the greatest national security threat we face. russia does continue to battle us in the u.n. time and time again, i have clear eyes on, this i am not going to
vote. >> this week on "inside washington," the endgame. the last debate. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. attacking >> me is not talking about how we deal with the challenges in the middle east. >> the women's vote and the return of the abortion debate. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> the colin powell endorsement. >> i was proud to learn that we have colin powell's support in this campaign. >> you have to wonder if that is based on issues or whether he has a slightly reason for preferring president obama -- a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we are all most of their pit believe it or not, at the election is now less than two weeks away and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. >> this the first top on our 48- hour flight around campaign marathon extravaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. no sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing more and more disease and, mo
own facts. >> the first presidential debate, around 12 mitt romney. >> it is arithmetic. >> where was the president's fastball? >> i felt he should of been more aggressive. >> join the president on them stage, the beleaguered middle class. >> the middle class are getting crushed. >> that is what joe biden says. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle-class who have been buried the last four years. >> to joe biden. no, don't boo. he is the best thing we have got going, guys. >> it was the biggest brownson's encore. i read that in a column friday morning. on the cover 25th, 1415 on christmas day at parkton corps, king henry led his army to victory. charles the six was mentally incapacitated at the time of battle. that is as far as i want to take that one. agincourt? >> yes, you were there, as i recall. you covered it for the daily frog. it was quite a rout. when i wrote the column, i try to keep from gloating, but i'm not sure i succeeded. >> you did not. >> the washington punditry heavily supported by the polling concludes that government romney won the first debate han
in the military that will confront challenges we can't imagine. >> i think governor romney maybe hasn't spent enough time to look at how the military works. >> you mentioned the navy and we have fewer ships than we did in 1916, well, governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> from the very beginning the obama campaigned four years and met with all of the first actors in the first year he would sit down with chavez and kim jung il, with castro, and with president ahmadinejad of iran. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. starting with this notion of me apologizing. >> this has been probably the biggest whopper that has been told during the c campaign. >> joining me in new york is tina brown, editor in chief of the daily beast. peep. very disappointing. >> talking about europe and stuff -- >> rose: you can say it affects the u.s. economy and the economic recovery or threatens the u.s. economy if they can't get it right. >> there is also the one moment in which the president, romney kept saying, look, you can attack me but that is n
, regulating more, if you, will trickle-down government would work. >> governor romney has a perspective that says if he cut taxes skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations we'll be better off. gwen: 90 minutes later, even democrats gave the debate win to roll any. but after the dust settled, what was true and what wasn't? >> it is not possible to come up with enough loopholes and deductions to only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. my plan is not to put in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. gwen: and will today's improved jobs numbers change the political landscape again? debating, peter baker of "the new york times," dan balz of the "washington post." jeanne cummings of block berg news, and john dickerson of slate magazine and cbs news. >> award winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live in our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill, produced in association with "national journal." corporate fundi
matthews, host of msnbc's hardball and the chris matthew show. that romney was not predictable. he came in so strong and so in charge that he basically took over the room and i felt he was sufficient in that stage, meaning the president didn't need to be there for romney to put on that show and jim lehrer didn't need to be there, it was a romney control of that space and that physical control of that space which was so dominant. i don't think we have seen anything like it before. and in probably a presidential debate. >> rose: we continue request mark halperin of time magazine and benjamin brafman, a leading trial attorney. the mitt romney was on display last night is the one that his friends and family and a few journalists who have had access to him over the years have seen before. that guy can win this race. the question is, can jesus stain it beyond one night. >> in any number of areas what governor romney has done as he said laid, said last night he laid out the broad principles but now you have gotten specific about the good parts, the carrot if you will and very vague about the
performance of mitt romney changed the race, it is now wide open with just 25 days until the election, joe biden and paul ryan competed to take control of the narrative. >> this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself but unfortunately it is indicative of a broader problem and that's what we are watching on the tv screens is the unravelling of the obama foreign policy, we cannot allow iran to gain a nuclear weapons capability. now, let's take a look at where we have come from. when barack obama was elected, they had enough fissionable ferrill to make one bomb and now they have enough five, they are racing toward a nuclear weapon and four years closer to a nuclear weapons capability. >> war should always be the absolute last resort, these why these crippling sanctions with netanyahu says we should continue if not mistaken romney says we should continue, i may be mistaken, he changed his mind so often i could be wrong, but the fact of the matter is, he says they are working, and the fact is, that they are being crippled by them. >> they come in and inherit a tough situation? abso
romney of massachusetts. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. tonight, undecided voters, selected by the gallup polling organization, will question the candidates in a town hall format. the debate will be moderated by candy crowley of cnn. it is taking place in the david s. mack sports and exhibition complex on the campus of hofstra university in hempstead, new york. it will begin in just a few seconds. >> ifill: mark shields and david brooks will be watching with us here in the studio, along with our colleague jeffrey brown, political editor christina bellantoni, and presidential historian michael beschloss. we'll hear from all of them after the debate, when we'll also be joined by ari shapiro of npr and jonathon martin of politico. they are at hofstra. >> woodruff: we're also streaming e tedethin obande nla offering teditional content on our live blog. and here, now, is tonight's moderator, candy crowley. >> crowley: good evening from hofstra university in hempstead, new york. i'm candy crowley from cnn's state of the union. we are here for the second
like mitt romney and lose four years ago, the campaign never stops. even if you are obama and u.n. four years ago, the campaign never stops. america seems to be less about governing and more about campaigning. everything you do is about the campaign. does that make sense? >> i agree with you. the problem has to do with government. there is very little time to get things done. as soon as these guys are in washington, they are already thinking about the next campaign. the first 100 days -- and now, sometimes, it is the first 50 days before things began to change. no matter how the race turns out in two weeks, you will see people, certainly republicans if the president gets elected, heading to iowa before the end of the year. no joke. the question is when we begin to cover it. usually, out of respect, we try to wait. i would bet by one year from now, you will see lots of stories in iowa and new hampshire. tavis: that scares me. >> they have to get fund- raisers, nail down supporters, and the earlier it begins, the more pressure there is on people to do it. if romney loses, you will see a w
areas, you could certainly have a case where romney wins the popular vote by one point and obama wins ohio and iowa by one point that is possible, maybe a one or two-point shift but there is almost no way to look at the history of this country or try to do the more complex things, the mathematical models unlikely to have romney win the popular and have him lose the electorial college. >> rose: the sites and sounds of hurricane sandy, mark halperin and nate silver when we continue. fundi w was provided by the following. additional funding provided by these funders. and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> hurricane sandy barreled through the northeast last night, the devastating impact was wide-ranging, cities and towns were hammered by the storm that left many without power and other vital resources. here are some of the sights and sound of the storm as scene on cbs this morning. we knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the s
i'm impressed with how well governor romney has avoided that problem. gwen: why did a formal charity dinner do nothing to obscure what's at stake for the two men running for president? >> mr. president, let me finish. i'm going to continue. gwen: back on the post postdebate stump, each stepped up the attack. >> if you say you're for equal pay, for equal work, but you keep refusing to say whether or not you'd sign a bill to protect equal pay for equal work, you might have romnesia. >> i think the american people had expected that the president of the united states would be able to describe what he's going to do in the next four years. but he can't. gwen: from benghazi to biners, from contraception to cars. the campaign heads into the final stretch. covering the race to the finish line, charles babington, peter baker, john dickerson and amy walter. >> award winning reporting and analysis. covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. produced in association in national journal d. corporate funding for "washington week" is pro
ads every day. it's said that character is what we do when no one is looking. mitt romney thought no one was looking when he attacked 47% of americans. his company shipped jobs overseas. >> higher deficits, chronic unemployment, a president who admits he can't work with congress. >> you can't change washington from the inside. >> but he says he's had only four years. that's all mitt romney needed. he turned massachusetts around. turned the deficit into a rainy kay -- day fund. >> and they are crisscrossing the nation, attracting huge crowds in one or the other of eight key battleground states in search of a break out message. >> there is no more serious message in the presidential campaign than who can you trust? trust matters. who is going to look out for you? and here's the thing. nevada, you know me by now. you know i say what i mean. and i mean what i say. >> this is not the time to double down on trickle-down government policies that have failed us. it's time for new, bold changes that measure up to the moment and that can bring america's families the certainty that the futur
mitt romney gets focused and locked in, watch out. >> stories of family... >> stanley ann dunham was really a thoroughly unconventional mother. >> he had to fend for himself. every step, he was alone. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. >> he had a lot of power to him. he was our hero. >> identity... >> he told his fifth-grade class that his father was an indonesian king. >> he was a white-black kid. >> his extended family is one of the leading mormon families. >> he can't talk about it because it involves polygamy. >> controversy... >> he's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. >> mitt romney doesn't have an ideological bone in his body, as far as i can tell. >> and destiny. >> what unites both of these characters is this sense that there was a place that they were going, a destiny that they had. >> tonight ofrontline, "the choice 2012." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. maca
east has grown under president obama's leadership. that was the charge mitt romney leveled today in a speech at the virginia military institute. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we assess the differences between the two candidates on foreign policy. >> brown: then, we update the spread of the deadly meningitis outbreak, infecting more than a hundred people in nine states. >> woodruff: ray suarez examines the stem cell discovery that earned two scientists the nobel prize in medicine. >> brown: margaret warner updates the state of the presidential race with stuart rothenberg, susan page, and andrew kohut. >> woodruff: and we talk to author salman rushdie about his memoir on life on the run after being sentenced to death by iran's religious leader. >> if you had said to me, here's what's going to happen in the next 12 years, what sort of shape do you think you'll be in at the end? i would probably not have bet on myself to be in good shape, no. yet i somehow did survive it. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour.
between obama and romney, the next two will deal with foreign policy, including an all foreign policy forum on october 22. tonight, we will preview the next two debates and look at the critical foreign-policy issues of our time with phyllis bennis at ththe new director of international projectsism. that is coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just tried to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed two million dollars to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp out color. -- we can stamp out hunger. >> and by contributions to yor pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: phyllis bennis is the new director for the international ism project. she joined us tonight from new york. it is good to have you back on this program. >> great to be with you, tavis. poopsie but in and ryan went -- tavis: biden and ryan went after it tonight. it was interesting for
, and if they do not hit those, they have no chance. you have got national polling that shows governor romney increasingly and a strong place and certainly tightening up. other polls show president obama with a slight lead. is really tough to read, and the notion has been thrown up in the air because of the storm. >> i think a split in the alleged tora college is as likely as me winning the lotto, so i do not think that is a real alternatives. -- a split in the electoral college is as likely as winning the lotto, so i do not think that is a real alternative. and what happens at that point? >> i think it is possible. if you look at the polls in these states, president is strong in a handful of states. it is not going to be much more than 280 or 285, and given the fact that his numbers are going to come down from where they were in 2008, he is probably not going to do as well as he did with the circumstances he had, and if you add governor romney and a lot of red states, there is a possibility of one candidate, probably rendezvous' anymore popular votes and greeted romney winning popular votes
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: president obama and mitt romney both appealed to women voters in swing states today, fresh off last night's combative and intenselyersonal town hall debate. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ll. on the newshour tonight, how the two men performed, and where the race stands, 20 days out from election day. >> woodruff: plus, ray suarez looks at the charges and counter charges over the facts last night. >> ifill: jeffrey brown examines the reality and the rhetoric over u.s.-china policy and trade. >> woodruff: from our brand-new series, "agents for change," fred de sam lazaro profiles a group that offers refuge for victims of modern-day slavery in the philippines. >> 15% of the gross domestics products comes from money sent home by overseas filipinos, but there is a dark downside that makes these vulnerable. >> and spencer michael has the story of >> ifill: and spencer michels has the story of high tech sailboats gearing up for the america's cup in san francisco next year. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's ne
" coverage of the first presidential debate between president barack obama and former governor mitt romney. i'm again ifil. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. tonight's debate will be moderated by our own jim leerer and will start a little over a minute from now, from the magness arena. >> after the debate we'll talked to arrow shapiro and scott horsily in denver, and christina bellantony. >> woodruff: you can follow along online on our live stream and live plog. two very quick thoughts from mark and david. mark, it come downs to this. >> in a rare race it's become increasingly a referendum on the challenger rather than the incumbent. can the challenger mitt romney make this a referendum on the president. >> who has the toughest job? >> romney. maybe jim lehrer. format i love. much more demanding on jim but better for us. >> ifill: we're looking forward to what jim has to say tonight. it's a big night and we'll go to the convention hall and hoar from our own jim lehrer. >> lehrer: good evening, from the ma nag mess arena in colora. i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates
, even progressive to the progressive side, but compared to where romney is, i think that we have such a clear choice. it looks like the american pink building so as well. basically, more and more people have come to see how corrupted the american political system is, how dysfunctional wall street is, how on equal our society is and how we are not getting out of this trap until we address these issues much more fundamentally than we have. whether we are going to do that or not, i do not know, but the events over the last year showed that we need to. tavis: you reference present obama and governor romney. tomorrow night, wednesday, the first of these four debates, three between mr. romney and mr. obama. tomorrow is the first that we will see them on the same stage. in advance of that debate tomorrow night, yesterday in "the wall street journal" mr. romney had a piece. the piece was titled "a new course for the middle east," but he raises some domestic issues, . "in recent years, president obama has allowed our leadership to atrophy. our economy is stuck in a recovery that is clearl
>> this week on "to the contrary", first, gop nominee mitt romney pulls even with president obama among women voters in swing states. then, sexual assault on campus. behind the headlines, author joan walsh explains, what's the matter with white people? hello. i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary", a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, wooing women. one more presidential debate remains for gop presidential hopeful mitt romney and president obama to make their case to the highlyouted women's vote. this week after the so-called "town-brawl" debate dueling ads appeared focusing directly on the women's vote. >> turns out, rick perry doesn't oppose contraception at all. >> couldn't we find women that are qghifalui.al a gallup/usa today survey in 12 crucial swing states finds women list abortion as the most important issue 39% for women, followed by jobs 19%, healthcare 18% and the economy 16%. in contrast, men see jobs 38% and the economy 37% as the two most important issues facing men. romney is now within one point of obama among female li
center stage tonight for the third and final face-off between president obama and mitt romney. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get some pre-debate analysis from mark shields and david brooks. >> ifill: tonight's match-up takes place in florida. we travel there to assess the state of the race. it's getting harder and harder to breakthrough to undecided base voters because there's just such a saturation level of everything and it's so negative. >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown looks at where the candidates stand on key foreign policy issues. >> ifill: then, lance armstrong is stripped of his titles and banned from competing for life. ray suarez examines the impact of an athlete's fall from grace. >> woodruff: and we remember a statesman and a proud liberal, presidential candidate and senator george mcgovern. >> your colleague in the press, some of them referring to me as the conscience of the party. others talking about me as the peacemaker in the race. and still others as the elder statesman. that's quite a triple crown. >
romney continued that theme of untrustworthiness on the campaign trail this week with the president hammering romney on promised tax cuts. >> after running for more than a year in which he called himself severely conservative, mitt romney is trying to convince you that he was severely kidding. gwen: and romney is raising questions about what the administration knew about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> there are more questions that came out of last night. because the vice president directly contradicted the sworn testimony of state department officialings. he's doubling down on denial. gwen: so karen, is this coming down to a game of who do you trust? >> i think it is. and it's also coming down to a game of how each one of them defines the other. and with mitt romney, i think we've seen something pretty extraordinary over the last week and a half. starting the day before the last debate. where he is once again sort of very visibly kind of trying to position himself at least in tone and in emphasis, much more toward the middle. gwen: jeff, is this part
a color brochure pact with old ideas. he mocked mitt romney for a new found moderation. he has coined a new word for anything about awkwardly conservative plans. >> if you say that you love american cars during a debate, but you wrote an article titled "let detroit go bankrupt," you might have romneysia. >> mitt romney did seem to forget his foreign policy, clinging close to the president's positions, stressing piece was his priority even when talking about one of president obama's greatest achievements. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda, but we cannot kill our way out of this mess. >> there was a further shift in tone -- he said sanctions against iran were working and he suggested -- he no longer suggested trips might be staying in afghanistan. >> we will make sure we bring our troops out by the end of 2014. >> president obama repeatedly ripped him, determined to expose the distance between them. >> nothing governor romney has said is true. governor romney has taken a different approach throughout his campaign. the disagree
on this? a man who introduced a bill that will raise 8 $6,400 a year, knowing it and passing it and romney saying he will sign it, or me and the president? >> did joe biden stop the wave?omney >> you are going to win? >> yes fauquier >> also, the ghazi. over ben doe >> and affirmative action returns to the supreme court. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> an instant cnn poll gave the vice eventual debate to all rain. and instead cbs poll gave the debate to paujoe biden. >> falling exchange on medicare and social security. >> medicare and social zuccotti did so much for my own family. we will not jeopardize this program, but we have to save it. >> you are changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. the bottom line is that people have to pay more money out of their pocket. >> prior to the the vice- presidential debate, the question, should obama supporters start freaking out to? [laughter] did the vice-president head of the freak out? >> i think he probably did. for the days, for the people w
the real mitt romney was at last night's debate-- a criticism romney's spokesman dismissed as damage control. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we get the latest on the candidates' appearances today, as they reprised last night's messages about jobs and the economy. >> brown: plus, we have our own debate on the differing approaches to taxes and deficit reduction. >> woodruff: then, we turn to the war in syria, as skirmishes spill over the border with turkey for a second day in a row. >> brown: we come back to last night's debate with two takes on how it was received. ray suarez talked to voters in the swing state of florida. >> i didn't hear what i need to about jobs. that is the number one interest of generally everyone in the united states. >> woodruff: and in our regular "daily download" segment, margaret warner explores how the face off played in social media. >> brown: and it hasn't happened in baseball in 45 years. we look at 'triple crown' winner miguel cabrera of the detroit tigers. that's all ahead on tonight's "n
romney of massachusetts. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. tonight, foreign policy takes center stage. bob schieffer of cbs news is the moderator. the debate is being held at the johnson wold performing arts center on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, and will begin in just a few seconds. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks will be watching with us here in the studio, along with our colleague jeffrey brown, newshour political editor christina bellantoni, and presidential historian michael beschloss. we'll hear from all of them after the debate, when we'll also be joined by ari shapiro and scott horsley of npr. they are at lynn university. >> ifill: we're also streaming the debate online and offering additional content on our live blog. >> woodruff: and here now is tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs
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